One of my favorite artists is deb mersky who's provocative monotypes are made with clay impressions, collaging and goauche. They feel like they've come from another era, worn with time and steeped in nostalgia. But I also find them very modern too. I don't know if it's the mix of textures or the colors or the unique technique she uses to produce her work. Or the subject matter of her work: patterns, birds, botanical imagery that interlocks to create the rich, layered canvas that draws me in. Whatever it is, I continue to love deb's work as it broadens to include mixed media pieces, as well as amazing public installations.